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Toshiba Releases the Qosmio X305-Q708 Flagship Gaming Laptop
      #31708 - 10/24/08 03:22 PM

Toshiba today released the Qosmio X305-Q708 laptop, the latest iteration from its flagship gaming line. The notebook has a 17-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, powered by an Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor and Dual GPU NVIDIA technology and a 128GB SSD. Here is more info on this gaming laptop:

Providing optimal performance, the Intel Core 2 Quad processors1 are designed upon the latest 45nm Intel technology for a quicker, cooler mobile gaming experience.

Incorporating four processing cores, the Intel processor delivers greater efficiencies for the most demanding games. Additionally, the inclusion of dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS GPUs with NVIDIA SLi technology, as well as 1GB of DDR3 discrete graphics2 memory, is able deliver an uncompromising gaming experience with blazing-fast frame rates and high-intensity visuals to gamers on-the-go.

To raise the performance bar even further, Toshiba has integrated the latest solid state storage technology into the Qosmio X305-Q708. The 128GB3 primary drive consists of NAND flash memory which delivers faster access times and data transfer rates. Paired with a 7200rpm secondary 320GB hard disc drive3, the solid state drive will take gaming performance to the next level.

The Qosmio X305-Q708 features Toshiba?s trademark ?fiery? Fusion? finish with Rogue design. Other key features include:

* 4GB of DDR3 RAM4 (1066MHz), which nearly doubles the speed of standard DDR2 RAM (667MHz) for quicker boot times and multitasking.
* Full-size keyboard with 10-key pad for greater comfort and proficiency.
* Four Harman Kardon stereo speakers with built-in subwoofer for a rich and cinematic gaming experience.
* HDMI and DisplayPort connectors to multiply your viewing experience. A superior alternative to VGA and DVI, DisplayPort flat-panel displays in a resolution up to 2560x1600, while HDMI extends full 1080p support to HD displays.
* A built-in 1.3 mega-pixel Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition for convenient communication and security.
* Wireless USB and USB Sleep-and-Charge5

The Qosmio X305-Q708 is now available for purchase directly from Toshiba at, additionally a variation model of the Qosmio X305 is available at a variety of major consumer electronic and computer stores nationwide for an MSRP of $4,199.996. Detailed product information about the Qosmio X305 family of gaming laptops is available at

* Qosmio X305-Q708 Unique Specifications (MSRP $4,199.996) OS selection at first boot:
o Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (SP1, 64-bit7 version) (default)
o Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version)
* Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor1 QX9300
* 4096MB PC38500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM3
* 128GB Serial ATA SSD3
* 320GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA HDD3
* DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) with Labelflash drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics with NVIDIA SLI technology 512MBx2, GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
* Atheros 802.11 b/g/n wireless-LAN
* Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR

X305-Q708 : Detailed Product Specs

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit, SP1)

Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9300

Processor Type
Core 2 Extreme

Processor Number

Processor Speed

Front Side Bus

Memory Size

Memory Speed
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM

Display Size
17.0" widescreen

Display Type
WSXGA+ with TruBrite Technology

Display Resolution

Graphics Engine
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics with NVIDIA SLI Technology

Graphics Memory
512MBx2 GDDR3 discrete graphics memory plus up to 1663MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA TurboCache technology

Hard Drive Size
128GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

Secondary Hard Drive Size
320GB 2nd HDD

Secondary Hard Drive Speed

Optical Drives
DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash? drive supporting up to 11 formats

Wireless LAN
Atheros Wireless-LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR

Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel

Input Devices
CD/DVD Buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next Track), Mute button, 104 key US keyboard with 10 Key Pad, Media button, Camera control buttons, Dolby settings, Panel Lights


10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN

Built-in microphone, Microphone jack (mono), 4 harman/kardon? stereo speakers with subwoofer, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), Headphone jack (stereo)

AC Adapter
180W (19V x 9.5A) 100-240V AC Adapter

Battery Type
Li-Ion (3200mAh)

PC Express Slot
1-ExpressCard Slot

Media Port
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)

USB Ports
3-USB (2.0) with Sleep and Charge, 1-eSATA/USB (2.0) combo port with Sleep and Charge

i.LINK IEEE-1394

Regza Link
Regza Link (HDMI-CEC), 1080p support

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Starting at 9.04 lbs.

Fusion Finish with Rogue pattern

1-Yr Parts and Labor, 1-Year Battery


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